20 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

20 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

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20 days in South America & Europe Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  19​h 30​min
2
Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Gap, France
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
10
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Pedra do Arpoador, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, and finally contemplate the long history of Parque Lage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer, then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach, then get great views at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally make a trip to Escadaria Selaron.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro visit planner.

Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in June, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach
Praia de Ipanema
Praia de Ipanema

1
night
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rio de Janeiro to Heraklion takes 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Eastern European Time is 5 hours. June in Heraklion sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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night
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

Plan trip to Akrotiri with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Greek Popular Musical Instruments, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Athens road trip tool .

Fly from Akrotiri to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In June in Athens, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. On the next day, make a trip to Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

You can fly from Athens to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in June, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Gap.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Gap, France

Gap ©
Gap is a commune in southeastern France, the capital and largest town of the Hautes-Alpes department. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Domaine de Charance, cool off at Aquaparc embrun, then steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Boscodon, and finally cool off at Waterworld. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Apiland Nature, see the interesting displays at Muséoscope Lake, and then get outside with L’Accrobranche Serre-Poncon Aventure.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gap, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rome to Gap takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Gap

Museums Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Rousset, Embrun, L’Accrobranche Serre-Poncon Aventure, Waterworld
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Apiland Nature ©
Apiland Nature
Aquaparc embrun ©
Aquaparc embrun
Muséoscope Lake ©
Muséoscope Lake

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online travel route planner .

You can drive from Gap to Paris in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Bring the kids along to Coca-Cola London Eye and Tate Modern. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Tower Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in London hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 25th (Tue), sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, and then stroll through Phoenix Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then wander the streets of Temple Bar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin online travel planner .

Fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Dublin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Fernando de Noronha.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
St. Stephen's Green ©
St. Stephen's Green
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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night
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

Fernando de Noronha ©
With 21 lush islands scattered among pristine waters in the Atlantic Ocean, a Fernando de Noronha holiday is well worth the effort it takes to get there.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Praia do Sueste, then kick back and relax at Baia do Sancho, and then look and learn at Aulas de Energia – Espaco Usina Solar Fernando de Noronha. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Fernando de Noronha.

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Traveling by flight from Dublin to Fernando de Noronha takes 18 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dublin to Fernando de Noronha, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Fernando de Noronha: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fernando de Noronha

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Baia do Sancho ©
Baia do Sancho
Praia do Sueste ©
Praia do Sueste
Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha

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